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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965-instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet

F. No. 11012/04/2016-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi -, 110001
Dated August 23 , 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965-instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T’s OM. No. 11012/17/2013-Estt.A-III dated 3rd July, 2015 on the above mentioned subject and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015, the Apex Court has directed as follows:

14 We, therefore, direct that the currency of a Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/employee; if the Memorandum of Charges/Chargesheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension. As in the case in hand, the Government is free to transfer the concerned person to any Department in any of its offices within or outside the State so as to sever any local or personal contact that he may have and which he may misuse for obstructing the investigation against him. The Government may also prohibit him from contacting any person, or handling records and documents till the stage of his having to prepare his defence........... Furthermore, the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance stands superseded in view of the stand adopted by us.

2. In compliance of the above judgement, it has been decided that where a 'Government' servant: is placed under suspension, the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the charge-sheet is not served to the-charged officer. As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension. As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time.

3. It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched. Clarifications in this regard have already been issued vide O.M. No. 11012/6/2007-Estt.A-III dated 21.07.2016.

4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.

5. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)


Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11012_04_2016-Estt.A-23082016.pdf


Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

No. A-27012/ 01/ 2015-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 22nd August, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel Training’s OM. No.12011/ 03/ 2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject mentioned above and to say that E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA.

2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukul Ratra)
Director

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/A-27012_01_2015-Estt.AL-22082016.pdf

Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)

No.7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi - 110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM.

Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their O.M No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No. 38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.

2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect of government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall be eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.

3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID. Note No. 1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.

4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1.2004.

(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)



Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ppwf_26082016.pdf




7th Pay Commission: Salary hike likely for Karnataka govt employees; CM hints at setting up new panel

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah says a new panel will be set up to consider salary hike demands of state government employees. In Picture: Siddaramaiah salutes the national flag on the occasion of 70th "Independence Day" celebration in Bengaluru on Aug 15, 2016

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gave a strong indication to state government employees on Thursday when he hinted at setting up a pay panel to explore the possibility of salary hike that would benefit about 6.40 lakh employees.

"State government employees have been demanding salaries on a par with the Central government staff. The time has come to set up the next pay commission as the Centre is implementing the recommendations of the seventh pay commission," Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying by Deccan Herald.

The chief minister spoke on the sidelines of the diamond jubilee celebration of the Karnataka Government Secretariat Employees' Association (KGSEA) in Bengaluru.

The comment raised hopes of state government employees who had gone on a day-long strike on June 2 demanding pay parity with Central government staff.

"We are happy that the chief minister is keen on setting up a new pay commission. He also promised to look into our grievances," KGSEA president Mahadevaiah Matapathii said. The last pay commission was set up by the state government five years ago.

Besides salary hike, the employees also want session allowance for all Vidhana Soudha employees and a site for the association's building.

The 7th Central Pay Commission's (CPC) recommendations hiking salary and allowances for Central government employees is a trigger for many state government employees to seek parity with their Central government counterparts.

The Narendra Modi government has accepted the recommendations pertaining to the hike in the salary component, while a decision on allowances is likely by November this year when a committee set up to examine raising allowances submits its report to the finance ministry.

The salary hike for Central government staff has also prompted employees of public sector undertakings (PSUs) to seek a similar hike for which they will be going on strike on September 2 in which state-run banks will also participate. Besides, pay hike, the strike is also in protest against "anti-labour" reforms of the Modi government such as stake sale in PSUs.

Read more at http://www.ibtimes.co.in/7th-pay-commission-salary-hike-likely-karnataka-govt-employees-cm-hints-setting-new-panel-691283#s57xMixq2JkjjbIC.99


Centre extends benefits of retirement and death gratuity to all Central Government employees

In a measure that would benefit several thousand retired central government employees, the Modi Government on Friday extended the benefits of 'Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity' to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System).

As per the existing system the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after January 1, 2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System).

According to the Department of Personnel the issue of grant of gratuity in respect of government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration and it has now has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall be eligible for benefit of 'Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity' on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to other employees.

These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after January 1,2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date.

Read at :http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/centre-extends-benefits-of-retirement-and-death-gratuity-to-all-central-government-employees/article9036032.ece

Thursday, August 25, 2016

7th pay Commission latest news: Calculate your salary after Central Government denies scope for change in minimum pay

The government has repeatedly stated that it was “not appropriate” to compare the hike in the minimum pay suggested by the 7th Central Pay Commission with that of the previous pay commissions.

New Delhi, August 23: Of late, th e employees of the Central government had to confront some bad news as the government reportedly refused to raise their minimum salary of Rs. 18000. The hike in the minimum wage was recommended by the seventh pay commission and was also subsequently approved by the union Government.This can also be attributed to the fact that a raise in the wages of central government employees will be met by a similar demand by those working in the public sector. this would be a  demand that would add immense burden on the government and hence the Finance ministry made it clear that there would be no scope for change in the minimum wage of rs. 18000

 According to the latest 7th Pay Commission notification it has been confirmed that the hike in the basic pay at the junior level in the central government has witnessed a hike of just 14.27% which is the lowest in the past seventy years. There is a lot of unhappiness in the central government employees as their demand was for the basic pay to be Rs. 26,000 instead of the existing Rs. 18,000. The exact amount of Pay for central government employees as per the latest 7th pay Commission notifications can be viewed in the updated calculator here.

A Finance Ministry source was quoted as saying by the Sen Times.“The demand of central government employees through National Joint Council of Action (NJAC) for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 may be considered by the National Anomaly Committee but they can do nothing.”  The central government employees unions have hinted at the possibility of   an indefinite strike if their demand of hike in minimum pay is not fulfilled. But the government is in no mood to change mind on central government employees’ demand. (ALSO READ: 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Revised allowances from October, no change in minimum pay of Rs 18,000 )

The government has repeatedly stated that it was “not appropriate” to compare the hike in the minimum pay suggested by the 7th Central Pay Commission with that of the previous pay commissions. However it is useful to note that, according to the 7th Pay Commission, the real increase given in 1996 and 2006 in minimum pay was 31 per cent and 51 per cent respectively which are huge rises in pay when compared to the current recommendation’s by the commission which brings about an increase of 14.29 per cent in the pay of employees.

Read at  http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-latest-news-calculate-your-salary-after-central-government-denies-scope-for-change-in-minimum-pay-1428930/



7th Pay Commission: Jharkhand appoints panel to examine salary hike for employees

Jharkhand could well become the first state government to hike salary of its employees in line with the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

A decision to appoint a fitment panel to examine the recommendations of the 7th CPC for the state government employees was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das on Tuesday, according to a PTI report.

The state government has about 1.62 lakh employees on its rolls and had already expressed its ability to take on the additional burden on the implementation of the CPC's recommendations. The additional outgo is estimated at Rs. 2,820 crore, including those for pensioners.

"We will need to pay Rs 1,866 crore more in salary and Rs 953 crore more in pension if Seventh Pay Commission recommendations are adopted," Amit Khare, state additional chief secretary had told The Telegraph on June 29, 2016.

"We are a budget surplus state. The state government can implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission," he added.

The Jharkhand government paid Rs. 8,199 crore in salaries and Rs. 3,969 crore as pension during 2015-16.

State government employees have already demanded pay parity in line with their Central government counterparts and now, public sector employees have made a similar demand for which they have decided to go on strike on September 2.

Last month, the Tripura government had said that it would consider pay hike for employees once the Centre makes a final decision on implementing the pay panel proposals. There are about 2.09 government employees and pensioners in the state.

Earlier, Karnataka government employees had gone on a one-day strike on June 2 demanding salary hike on the lines of those for Central government staff.

"The difference (in pay) is very huge and there is no priority so it varies from 40% to 100%.We have issued a notice to the government and subsequently today all 6,40,00 employees are going for strike and absenting from their duties today," Narayan, Organising Secretary of the Karnataka State Employees Association, told a news channel on June 3.

"There are 24 states which are paying salaries on par with the Central government employees. This includes states which are not as developed as ours. If the government does not heed to our demands even now, then we will go on strike for a longer duration," the Association president Mahadevaiah Matapathi had said.

Read at http://www.ibtimes.co.in/7th-pay-commission-jharkhand-appoints-pay-panel-examine-salary-hike-employees-691100#1oxBkRo4BA5SGCDE.97

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Feasibility of implementation of recommendations accepted by GOI contained in paras 10.1.67 & 10.1.68 of 7CPC report.

BHARAT PENSIONERS’ SAMAJ
(All India Federation of Pensioners' Associations)
2913A - LGF Backside. Jnngpura -‘A'.
New Delhi - 110 014



No. SG/BPS/PC7/016/08.
Dt.19 August, 2016

The Secretary
Deptt of Administrative Reforms & Pensioner’ Grievances,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Patel Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001.
( Kind Attention: Shri Chirravuri Vishwanath IAS ).

Subject: Feasibility of implementation of recommendations accepted by GOI contained in paras 10.1.67 & 10.1.68 of 7CPC report.

Sir,
In connection with feasibility of implementation of recommendation contained in para 10.1.67 of 7CPC report relating to pre-2016 pensioners, the undersigned, on behalf of Bharat Pensioners Samaj (Federation) a conglomerate of over 628 pensioners Associations, submits as follows:

i). Your kind attention is invited to 5th CPC recommendation contained in Para 137.14 of the report together with GOI’s decision there on which reads as under:

The pension of all pre-1986 retirees may be updated by notional fixation of their pay as on 1.1.1986 by adopting the same formula as for the serving employees. Thereafter, all the past pensioners who have been brought on the Fourth CPC pay scales by notional fixation of their pay and those who have retired on or after 1.1.1986 can be treated alike regarding consolidation of their pension as on 1.1.1996 by allowing the same fitment weightage as may be allowed to the serving employees. However, the consolidated revised pay of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. (137.14)

Govt Decision:

Accepted to the extent that pension of pre 1.1.96 retirees including pre-86 retirees shall be consolidated as on 1.1.1996 as recommended but the consolidated pension shall be brought on to the level of 50% of the minimum of the revised pay of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. Nos. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part-II dt. 27.1099 & 45/1098-P&PW(A) dt 17.12.98 refer.

ii). Similarly 6th CPC recommendation on the subject of revision of pre-2006 pensioners were possible as per GOI orders contained in F No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 01.09.2008 and amendments issued by DOP& PW thru F No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28-01-2013 wherein para 4.2 reads ” That is, the fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension , in no case shall be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the revised pay scale.”

iii). Pension record is of permanent nature and if it is to be destroyed, proper permission from the competent authority is to be obtained. In any case, these record can always be reconstructed taking the details from various sources available in the department and the material collected from the Pensioner. In this regard attention is also drawn to recent CAT Bombay Nagpur Bench judgement dated 09.03.2015 in case of Smt. Saija vs. General Manager, Central Railway O.A.No. 2131 of 2011(CAT Bombay Bench at Nagpur) It is also pointed out that never ever any department in any of the Court cases brought out the issue of non-availability of records.

2. It was possible to implement the above recommendations of pay panels and issue revise PPOs as records were traced out, probably due to some incentive given to the staff concerned for revising the PPOs of pre-1986 retirees involving notional fixation. Railway administration for certain gave incentive to the staff concerned for implementing 5th CPC recommendations. It is reliably learnt that as no incentive for additional work involved in revision of PPOs after 6thCPC was offered. Rly Admn did face some difficulties in implementing recommendations of 6th CPC and consequential issue of revised PPOs to pre-2006 retirees, still as per Rly Board 100% PPOs could be revised. Govt. records can speak of the position of incentive offered by various departments concerned. It is one of the suggestions to consider incentive to staff to ease the problem of locating old records/information required, since in 90% cases records are available and remaining can be recasted.

3. 7th CPC considered the long standing demand of pensioners retired in earlier CPCs regimes to grant them parity in fixation of pension with those retiring subsequently after implementation of its report. Accordingly, 7th CPC has recommended granting benefit of increments earned by the pensioner in the Pay Band and Grade Pay/Scale of Pay for 01.01.2006 Pensioners, while determining their notional pay as on 01-01-2016 at a level in the pay matrix given by the 7th CPC. Pension would be fixed at 50% of the notional pay so arrived.

4. Apprehension of non-feasibility of recommendation, discussed in para 3 , due to non-availability of records is further narrowed & not zeroed. PPOs issued at the time of retirement and revised afterwards do reflect changes prescribed by the Govt. in the pay scales on the recommendations of different Pay Commissions, record the stage of pay in the Pay Scale/Pay Band of a person retired. But it is silent on the number of increments earned after promotion to the grade in which a particular pensioner had retired. May please recall that pay fixation on promotion, as per FR 22, is arrived at after granting one increment in the pre-promotion scale followed by stepping up the same to the immediate next stage of pay in the higher grade if there is no stage after grant of increment in the lower grade. Some of the promotees may get fixed at the minimum (First stage) of the higher grade whereas others may get fixed at the second or third next stage depending upon the pay in the lower grade.

5. The recommendation of 7thCPC vide their para10.1.67(option1) for Parity of Pension is based on legal & Constitutional grounds and as such to maintain sanctity it needs to be implemented in toto.

6. It is a history that pensioners retired earlier were always at a discount in the matter of revised pensions.7th CPC has tried to give some relief to pre-2016 retirees. For the purpose of determining pension under para 10.1.67 of 7th CPC in cases where all attempts to trace records or to recast missing ones fail, it is suggested that such of the pensioners may be given option to get their notional pay determined on the basis of stage of pay in the grade indicated in the PPO this information is invariablaly available in all PPOs. If in some PPOs if LPD is not indicated it can be determined from family pension which is 30% of LPD

7. Fixation of notional pay of pre 2016 pensioners on the basis of the stage corresponding to the grade of pay in which a pensioner had retired would offer a fair & equitable option in all cases where records cannot be traced inspite of best efforts.

8 To meet the ends of justice, Bharat pensioners Samaj request that a personal hearing be granted to its delegation before any adverse decision is arrived at by the Committee.

Thanking you in anticipation.

With regards

Yours sincerely
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(S. C. Maheshwari)
Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners Samaj.

Source : http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/

Second Meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.

7th Pay Commission – Second meeting on Allowances on 01.09.2016 will be held at Room No. 72 North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) Committee will seek views of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA).

No.11-1/2016-IC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell)



Room No.216, Hotel Ashok,
Chankyapuri, New Delhi,
Dated :22/23.08.2016

To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary, National Council (Staff Side), JCM
13C, Feroz Shah Road,
New Delhi.

Subject: Second Meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.

Sir,
I am directed to inform that the 2nd Meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be hedl on 01st September, 2016 at 3.00 PM in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure).

2. I am further directed to inform that the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission relating to allowances.

3. You are, therefore, requested to attend the aforesaid meeting with their members of Standing Committee of National Council Staff Side (JCM). The names of the members attending the meeting may please be sent on or before 29th August, 2016 to the undersigned so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Yours sincerely,
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(Abhay N.Sahay)
Under Secretary (IC-7th CPC)

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/2016/08/23/7th-pay-commission-second-meeting-on-allowances-on-01-09-2016/

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Festive demand, 7th Pay Commission payout will boost gold, year end target Rs 35,000

The coming few months dotted with festivals can provide a further boost to gold prices in India. Experts believe that festive demand can push gold prices to Rs 34,000-35,000 per 10 grams by the end of the current year.

“Gold prices are expected to remain firm in the coming months. We expect strong demand for jewellery during the upcoming festive season which would include Ganapthi and Dusshera festivals.

The marriage season around December should give a further push. Gold should test Rs 34,000-35,000 in the next 4-5 months,” Saurabh Gadgil, CMD, PNG Jewellers and Director, India Bullion and Jewellers’ Association told FeMoney.

He said that the 7th Pay Commission payout to central government employees, which is expected to begin from September 1, 2016, will also give a boost to gold. “The 7th Pay Commission payout will certainly lead to higher gold sales.

We are already seeing some demand from government employees who are coming and making purchases on anticipation of higher salaries,” Gadgil said.

Gold, which started year at around Rs 25,000 level closed at Rs 31,720 on August 19 according to prices of Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association quotes, which works out to gains of around 27 per cent year to date.

V P Nandakumar, MD & CEO, Manappuram Finance Limited agrees that 7th Pay Commission payout will boost gold sales. “A part of the payout can reasonably be expected to find its way into gold purchases,” he said.

Nandakumar also feels that upcoming festive season can boost gold sales. “No doubt the festive season will see an uptick in domestic gold demand,” he said. However, he said that this would not have much impact on international gold prices.

Abnish Kumar Sudhanshu, Director and Research Head, Amrapali Aadya and Investments feels that along with domestic factors, global factors will help keep gold firm. “Gold can touch Rs 35,000 per 10 grams by the year end on the back of negative interest rate policies in Japan and Europe along with expectations of a slowdown in the US rate hike cycle,” feels Sudhanshu.

Read at  http://www.financialexpress.com/markets/commodities/festive-demand-7th-pay-commission-payout-will-boost-gold-year-end-target-rs-35000/353646/